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in the morning so nobody does not have to go to school for two weeks, michael age 13 from long island, new york. >> free medical care for everyone, dorothy, age 72, new york, new york. >> i wish for all of the lonely people in the world to find happiness. daniel, steele, the author. >> i wish that we could bring all of our soldiers home now, anonomous. >> thank you, everyone. >> you can't make that stuff up, i tell you that was incredible, i know when the mayor leaves town they appoint a mayor for the day and i think that hannah should be the supervisor for the day when scott is out of town, thank you, hannah. >> okay, if you are following your program, throw it away or take it home with you so you know who was here today but he always have to change things around a little bit. i am thrilled that we have the mayor with us and we have the council general of japan with us and i want to bring them on so they can do the official thing that they have done for several years and exchange oragami decorations and kind of a symbolic friendship act here in city hall and don't forget that san francisco is
in new york. it is the only kind of structured, artist program. weit is beautiful. a lot of the plants you see were pulled out of the garbage, and we use our compost to transplant them. the pathway is lined with rubble from the earthquake from the freeways we tour about 5000 people a year to our facility, adults and children. we talk about recycling and conservation. they can meet the artists. >> fantastic. let's go meet some of your current artists. here we are with lauren. can you tell us how long have been here so far and what you're working on? >> we started our residency on june 1, so we came into the studio then and spent most of the first couple weeks just digging around in the trash. i am continuing my body of work, kind of making these hand- embroidered objects from our day-to-day life. >> can you describe some of the things you have been making here? this is amazing. >> i think i started a lot of my work about the qualities of light is in the weight. i have been thinking a lot about things floating through the air. it is also very windy down here. there is a piece of sheet mu
the giants share a deep history with new york and our prayers go out to everyone on the east coast affected by this disaster and the red cross in those regions they really need our help everybody and we encourage you to donate for the relief fund at red cross .org and the giants players are going to make donations and the giants' organization is going to match the donations by the employers. just think everybody here today and 1 dollar from all of us. that can really help and donate at red cross .org and we thank you for your generosity. it was just two years ago that we captured the championship since moving to san francisco and i think we're happy we didn't have to wait until 52 years. [cheers and applause] we've got another trophy in this great city by the bay. [cheers and applause] so today giants fans once again you are all world champions and together we are giants, so we have a wonderful program planned for you today and i know you're anxious to get this started started and bring the guys out and celebrate your 2012 san francisco giants so let's get started. first of all we are joi
active in open data. and new york, again with 3 in 1 is doing smart analytics. i think that's what you'll see happening as well, government starts to become smarter, make better decisions, better policies. this term algorithmic regulation, which means you can have laws and policies in the cities determined by data and not just what we think is best, but what's actually best. so, as cities keep catching on and more and more with the data, you're going to see some really interesting things coming out. >> cool. while we're talking about data, another part of the announcement today was also motion loft making private data available within sort of that initiative and that website wrieri'd like to hear a little more, john, about kind of deciding to share that data with the city and also a lot of times especially with other companies you see them being very protective of their data. there is a lot of value there. how do you sort of balance, protecting the value of your data and commercial viability versus making it available to the public? >> so, we have a unique problem, i think, to a lot of
of the new york times magazine was on one of the performers from out side lands, neil young, the entire article was centered on his performance at outside lands. there is constant exposure for san francisco, for what a lot of people like to call the grand san francisco by this concert. and in terms of labor where my interests are, i work in labor. our members are well treated on this event. our members work on this event and our members are local people in san francisco. my zip code is 94 1 27 and i am very, very pleased to be here and have the opportunity to speak in support of the renewal of this lease with the conditions that have been discussed, all amendments. we support them entirely. >> thank you. i'll call a few more names. [speaker not understood]. * [speaker not understood]. chris nelson. calvin snyder, andrew john stone, don garrigan. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is bobby powell. i've been a member of local 16. i've been assigned as a steward for the last five years with outside lands. to make it short and sweet, i'm very much in favor of this extension and i supp
. staff also researched on best practices in comparable cities. we looked at portland, vancouver, new york, and also national doubt data from the association of pedestrian and bicycles. based on research, we have made some changes. i will first briefly discuss the impetus behind this legislation and next summarize the existing bicycle parking requirements in the planning code and discuss the ordinance in detail. i want to acknowledge sfmta, who is here, if you have any questions. bicycle ridership has significantly increased in san francisco over the past few years. sfmta's annual count shows ridership has more than doubled since 2006. this report also estimated over 75,000 daily bike commutes in san francisco. with all of that ridership, the city has only 3,000 bike racks on the sidewalks. it requires better infrastructure, including bicycle parking. the san francisco bike plan was adopted in 2009, a collaboration between board of mta and the planning department. san francisco bike plan is an implementation arm for our general plan and this calls for plentiful and high-quality parking as
to welcome former governor from new york patacky and thank you for your leadership. over the next days you will learn about sustainable practices. you will network with the greatest minds in the industry and enjoy your time here. be thoughtful. be creative and go out and lead the befl energy and green policies for the rest of the country. congratulations and thanks for being here in san francisco. [applause] >> my name is byron webb. i'm a development director with the port and i want to welcome to heron park. it was built in the wetlands in the bay view community adjacent to the indian basin. it is approximately 22-acres and we are here to celebrate the expansion of the wetlands and also the creation of the first bidirectional bike way in the city and in this neighborhood. with that brief introduction -- the reason that we're here i wanted to introduce the mayor and have him speak to these two important projects for this bay view community. [applause] >> thank you brian. i know when you worked on redevelopment you have seen things and especially in the southeast sector and this is
but throughout the city and born in new york to an italian artist mother mr. rod drying guess dropped his first name in favor of spain passionate about his latino heritage created murals with crumb in the late 1960's and 70s, in in addition, to zap economics his works include biographygraphy and dark hotel online graphic novellings, spain was working on a graphic story for the 2004 san francisco hotel workers strike, so, we would like to ask that we adjourn the meeting today in his memory. i also have another item as you know as a city, we have been working with other cities to deal with the issue of homelessness within our veteran population. we have been involved with the hundred days campaign to house veterans in 2012. president obama established a goal to end veteran's homelessness by 2015 which i think is doable and the department of housing and urban development came together to establish the hud slash veterans housing program which, is models after section eight and san francisco has received 500 of the vouchers to date. we have learned that our chronically homeless veterans were hav
'm six years old from ps1-15 queens new york. i feel very sad about everything. i don't understand why somebody would do this to little kids like us. i'll miss you all love tristen. >> there is a boy named jack on the victim's list we don't know him personally but he could have been our son. >> reporter: this was a big vigil last night in virginia ford which is about 40 minutes from sandy hook. hundreds gathered to remember the victims especially -- once she realized there was a gunman at her school she hid her students in closets and cabinets. when he arrived she told him the kids were in the gym he shot her and left all those kids were saved. coming up in the next hour we will talk to a pennsylvania commissioner county commissioner from pennsylvania who drove here last night to bring his messages of support from his community to sandy hook. live in sandy hook, connecticut i'm john sasaki. >> sandy hook teacher katelyn is being created with helping save the lives of her 14 students. her mother is speaking out about what he did to keep them safe. >> she told all the kids to get in the
're traveling tomorrow, headed back east, from new york down toward d.c., atlanta, new orleans, we have a line of showers that will continue to push towards the south and east. maybe some imbedded thunderstorms. the snow in the rockies and look for a new batch of rain to move into the pacific northwest and that will move into the bay area as we head into the middle part and latter part of the work week. if you're traveling across the state, few lingering showers expected. l.a. towards san diego, watch out for fresno, and pockets of dense valley fog there and if you're head tolling tahoe, a little light snow expected. 37 degrees. here's a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. some scatters showers and sun breaks expected for us tomorrow. then thickening clouds sunday night, rain likely for monday. on tuesday, we get a few lingering showers. wednesday looks dry, and then a much stronger storm system is due in here by thursday night, throughout the night, through friday morning, and the forecast models are suggesting moderate rain out of the storm system on thursday and gusty winds. we'll'l
cities. los angeles, san diego, new york to look at how they are provided budget analyst services. so, i think it's from the comfort of actually having a contract that you could then further direct me to provide that information to the committee. >> okay. and if we were to go forward with an rfp and eventually that rfp would have to come back for approval, could we have it be flexible such that if there was a decision by this body at a later time to actually do a contract, any type of proposal we would be flexible enough to make sure that contract is not existing at the same time as we bring in folks? >> yes, supervisor chu. there is currently in the contract the ability to cease contracting with the joint venture at the board's convenience. we would, of course, have something in the new contract once approved for that same convenience for the board should they choose to go in that direction. and, of course, we would dovetail service -- we would allow for the dovetailing of services to occur if the board chose to bring the house. >> okay. for this item, i'd like to hear from my colleague
, this legislation will allow us to establish, along with the best practices that are going on in new york, chicago, and the sunlight foundation, that is to create a position in the city, basically establishing a data office, an open data officer for the city, somebody that's going to help jay naff. jay is like our external innovation officer. he's helping me connect up all the time with all of the different companies in the city that are establishing and creating things. but i need somebody on the inside. we have a 60-department bureaucracy. they're still working in a lot of different silos and one of the things that we still have to do is get them on a higher level of sharing their data. so, establishing a chief data officer for the city that will work with all the different departments, establish some additional standards for them to create pinpoints in every department of what their data is, what they may not be aware of that they're collecting and computers in our departments and allow that data to flow out. this will be a good addition and a great improvement. it is part of the best practices
with the bottle bill in michigan or new york or massachusetts. you can take your bottle back to any store and get your nickel or dime back. this was intended to consolidate those many sites into more larger sites on typically supermarket parking lots. that is really where, as opposed to in the store, it's in the parking lot. that is how the law was set up in san francisco we have about 50 stores that qualify as supermarkets for convenience sake, we, the state, set up a system where only about 30 of those were recycling centers back in 1986. over time, through real estate consolidation, the closing of supermarkets or the reduction of parking lots that we have seen, those 30 that we used to have in 1990 are down to about 20 now. at the same time, the number of containers that we get money back for is much greater. there is now water bottles, juice boxes, a lot of things that didn't used to be in the law that are now in the law. so there is a tremendous amount of volume going through this and amounts to about $17 million a year in redemption value that goes back to the consumer in san francisco alo
]. >> i have to admit, i live in new york state so i'm not quite as familiar with all of the local laws, but i do know that there are concerns that if you don't have the double extractors, you don't do the full filtering, that there still is residue. i don't know the particulars of what you're using so i want to be very careful. in terms of would it ellay my concerns if you have means that should be getting things out into the air, in terms of the safety of your internal fire house if i understand your question, not really, but certainly whatever you can do is best and i think one of the things connie alluded to, first of all, is you do what you can and you start every step one step at a time, okay, it's important to be doing frequent testing of your air though if you have concerns to make sure that whatever your systems are, whether they are the legally mandated or the extra steps that you've put in place or the ways ta you've figured out to get around things that you make sure it's your lives, it's your children's lives na you're doing the most, so i would recommend local testing as m
where i had been rubbing key enough to -- lucky enough to go under a book contract from new york. i got an advance from a new york publisher to write a book. it was, you know, a dream come true. and in mexico city by november of 1997 i had crossed the deadline, and i didn't have a word written. and i was broke. and i called the only friend that i could count on that, at that point because my lifestyle had led me to destroy a lot of my personal relationships. i called a performance artist from costa rica everybody has a one of the first things i saw. i found myself driven to go further and further out. we were in the village of joshua tree which is right on the edge of a beautiful national park. if you've ever been there, you know u2's album at least. well, i wanted to go further out. there is something existential that was driving me further and further out into the nothing, the big empty as they say about the desert. and also because the further out you went, the rents got cheaper and cheaper and cheaper. so i was paying $275 a month for a two-bedroom house with five acres of land on t
. be sure to check out. new york looks wet for tomorrow and that's about it. denver and chicago, partly cloudy. for us, we'll be looking at numbers mostly in the 50s. 57 at vallejo. in san francisco, 57 degrees. in the extended forecast, we will get wet on monday. then a break on tuesday and wednesday. by thursday and friday, we get wet and looks like we'll stay wet all the way through the weekend. midweek, a little dry. then beginning on thursday, we turn wet. anne, phil? >> thanks, brian. >>> well, the school masacre in connecticut poses a challenge even for parents who are thousands of miles away. >> here in the bay area, parents tell us they are struggling with what to say to their kids. and it depends a lot on the kids him ages. one man we spoke with says he's talked to them, gently, but directly. >> we definitely talked about it. i wanted to make sure they felt safe and they understood there is evil in the world, but we do love them and we will try to protect them any way that we can. >> adults say it's easier to talk to teenagers about the tragedy than to younger kids who may not
, a state like new york or california has a lot more poor people. and it also has a lot of rich people. it doesn't get the same break. i think you get 60% or over 60% reimbursement from the feds. you get 50%. you get -- i think it's you. get 60%. i can't remember everybody's numbers. i tried to educate myself. and in new york, we only get 50%. it makes a big difference. pam moynihan who always tried to change those formulas, ended up sake it's all james madison's fault. >> and we appreciate -- >> i think there are a couple of things that are terribly, terribly important and don't contradict anything that you all said. but we don't have a very good way of measuring the adequacy of our infrastructure. we know that the chinese spend eight times as high of percentage of their g.d.p. in infrastructure as we do in this country. and we know that that's got to make us less competitive. and i think i learned from the people at the chamber here that the cost of moving goods in the united states is greater in absolute dollars than it is in europe or in asia. and i don't know personally how you gr
in oregon. >> the coast guard is working to clean up an oil spill leaking into a new york city strait. an oil tanker is leaking more than 100-thousand gallons of oil just off of staten island. crew members on the barge noticed the leak, and contacted an oil clean-up company to help in the efforts. waterways remain open as they clean-up the mess. boaters in the area are urged to take caution in the meantime. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend. a mother whose son was in the classroom with the shooter in connecticut talks about the moment she learned about the shooting. and as we go to break. here are some of the names of the victims from friday's tragedy. (music) >> the parents of a six- year-old student who witnessed friday's massacre describe how their son is doing. the little boy was in the classroom with the shooter. he was able to escape the room and run to safety. the boy's teacher was vicki soto. she died in the classroom protecting her students from the gunfire. the boy's mother recalls the moments before she knew whether her son was okay. >> when you are standing there waiting
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